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Most Popular Baby Names of the 1970s

Here are the most popular names of the 1970s. Click on any name to learn more about it, find similar names, or add it to your favorites.

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Rank Name Meaning
1 Michael
 
Hebrew: Gift from God
2 Christopher
 
Unknown/Other: One who holds Christ in his heart
3 Jason
 
Greek: The Lord is salvation; Hebrew: The Lord is salvation
4 David
 
Hebrew: Dearly loved
5 James
 
Hebrew: Supplanter; English: Replace
6 John
 
Hebrew: Jehovah has been gracious, has shown favor. …
7 Robert
 
Scottish: Famed, bright, shining. 14th-century King …
8 Brian
 
Celtic: In use in England since the Middle Ages. Pos…
9 William
 
German: Resolute protector, will. For a long time af…
10 Matthew
 
Hebrew: Gift of Jehovah. In the Bible, Mathew was on…
11 Joseph
 
Hebrew: May Jah give increase. In the Bible, Joseph,…
12 Daniel
 
Hebrew: God is my Judge. The biblical prophet and wr…
13 Kevin
 
Celtic: Gentle; Irish: Handsome child. Name of a fam…
14 Eric
 
English: Brave ruler
15 Jeffrey
 
English: Peaceful. Variant of Geoffrey. The three-sy…
16 Richard
 
German: Powerful, strong ruler. A Teutonic name from…
17 Scott
 
Scottish: Wanderer; English: From Scotland. A Gael. Surname.
18 Mark
 
Arthurian Legend: Tristan's uncIe; English: Of Mars,…
19 Steven
 
English: Variant of Stephen. Crown, wreath.
20 Thomas
 
Hebrew: Twin
21 Timothy
 
English: One who honors God. The biblical Timothy wa…
22 Anthony
 
English: Highly praiseworthy. Mark Antony: (83-30 BC…
23 Charles
 
German: A man. French variant of Carl adopted by the…
24 Joshua
 
Hebrew: God is salvation
25 Ryan
 
Irish: Kingly

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